Intel Core i5 12400 vs i3 13100

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 12400 with 6-cores against the 3.4 GHz i3 13100 with 4-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
Integrated Graphics
iGPU capabilities for gaming and 3D-intensive tasks
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating
The "iGPU" and "Power Efficiency" have a minor impact on the NanoReview Score when comparing desktop CPUs.

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 13100 and 12400
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12400
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Has 6144 KB larger L3 cache size
Advantages of Intel Core i3 13100
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.5 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 827.4 MB/sec 685.3 MB/sec
Clang compilation 71.2 Klines/sec 50.1 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 213.7 pages/sec 173.4 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 268.1 Mpixels/sec 224 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 241.9 pages/sec 232.3 pages/sec
Background blur 48.9 images/sec 30.9 images/sec
Photo processing 74.8 images/sec 71.9 images/sec
Ray tracing 16.3 Mpixels/sec 11.6 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 60.6 GOps/sec 44 GOps/sec
Floating point math 47.2 GOps/sec 34.2 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 75M Primes/sec 60M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 23.1M Strings/sec 17.4M Strings/sec
Data encryption 11.8 GBytes/sec 8.6 GBytes/sec
Data compression 235.3 MBytes/sec 172.6 MBytes/sec
Physics 1134 Frames/sec 981 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 15.8B Matrices/sec 11.6B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 12400 and i3 13100


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 4, 2022 January 3, 2023
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Raptor Lake
Model number i5-12400 i3-13100
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 730 UHD Graphics 730


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 4
P-Threads 12 8
Base Frequency (P) 2.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.4 GHz 4.5 GHz
Total Cores 6 4
Total Threads 12 8
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 34x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 1280K (per core)
L3 Cache 18MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 65 W 60 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 117 W 89 W
Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1700
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 730 Intel UHD Graphics 730
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1450 MHz 1500 MHz
Shading Units 192 192
TMUs 48 48
ROPs 24 24
Execution Units 24 24
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 3840x2160 - 60 Hz 3840x2160 - 60 Hz

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
- DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i5 12400 official page Intel Core i3 13100 official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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